A Flea begged for his life after biting a man. No argument the Flea used could be enough to sway the man from killing the evil Flea. Tolerate no evil.
A Flea and Ox discussed their treatment by man. The Ox bore the work for the reward of being patted. The Flea commented that such patting would kill it. A reward for one might be destruction for another.
A Flea bit a Wrestler who called out to Hercules for help. None came even after the second bite. Seems Hercules answered but said: “No.” We petition gods for minor matters, yet take offense if such petitions are not granted.